(Lebanon/France, 2007, 95 minutes)
The joys, disappointments and affairs of the hairdressers and customers at a Beyrouth hair salon. Amiable ensemble romantic comedy that doesn't offer anything new beyond its exotic location but more than stands up to its English-speaking counterparts.
Anne-Dominique Toussaint presents a Les Films des Tournelles/Les Films de Beyrouth/Sunnyland/Roissy Films/ARTE France Cinéma co-production, with the participation of Fonds Sud Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie and Ministère des Affaires Étrangéres-Agence de la Francophonie, with the support of Cinéfondation. Starring Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Al Misri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Adel Karam, Siham Haddad, Aziza Semaan, Fatme Safa, Dimitri Stancofsky, Fadia Stella, Ismail Antar. Directed by Nadine Labaki; produced by Anne-Dominique Toussaint; screenplay by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney al Haddad, based on an idea by Nadine Labaki and Jihad Hojeily; music by Khaled Mouzanar; director of photography (LTC/The Gate), Yves Sehnaoui; production designer, Cynthia Zahar; costume designer, Caroline Labaki; film editor, Laure Gardette.